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2013 Child’s Play Dinner & Auction

We’re pleased to invite you to the 2013 Child’s Play Dinner and Auction, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of gamers giving back. That’s right- in November of 2003, gamers from around the world united to make the holidays brighter for kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ten years and nearly 90 hospitals later, Child’s Play has raised over $17 million for sick kids. Join us for a delightful evening of geeky curiosities, bidding wars, delicious dinner and some extra-special 10th Anniversary celebrations.

In addition to the dinner, silent and live auctions, this year we will be hosting a post-dinner cocktail hour, featuring live music by the Doubleclicks. We are also welcoming our friends Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub as hosts and auctioneers for the evening.

Individual tickets are available here. Table sponsorships (ten seats) are available here.

We’re also welcoming items for both the live and silent auction! If you have something you’d like to donate, email Jamie - [email protected]. We’d love to have your support!

Venue: The Meydenbauer Center, First Floor Ballroom (11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004)
Date/Time: Silent Auction begins at 6:30 PM, Live Auction and Dinner begin at 7:30 PM December 5th, 2013 (THURSDAY), ending at 1AM
Attire: Formal/Semi-Formal, no jeans please. Tuxedos and gowns encouraged, especially for our 10th Anniversary Celebration! Show off a little extra this year for your friends and peers.

Will-call only, no tickets will be mailed. Please bring your confirmation email and photo ID to the Program Pick-Up/Registration on site.

Dinner Menu Choices:
Coffee & ancho chili rubbed chicken, mashed sweet potato, roasted chicken jus, rainbow carrots
Herb garlic marinated grilled hanger steak, sherry bacon jus, hashed root vegetables
Butternut Squash Ravioli With chanterelle mushrooms, apple & brown butter sage sauce

There will be appetizers served during the silent auction, and dessert included with dinner service.
Tax Information: $75 of your ticket price is tax-deductible (ticket price less the actual cost of dinner). Auction bids over the retail value of a donated item are tax deductible (consult your tax advisor). Child’s Play Tax ID #: 20-3584556 [Mailing Address: 8040 161st Ave NE PMB #418 Redmond, WA 98052]. There are no refunds for this event, but tickets are transferable.

For additional questions, specific seating requests, or have ultra-specific dietary restrictions, please feel free to contact organizer Jamie Dillion at [email protected]

All proceeds go to the partner hospitals & facilities in the Child’s Play network. For a list of partners, and donation links if you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please visit Child’s Play at www.childsplaycharity.org.

Child’s Play Invitational 2013

Spring is here, and that means the Third Annual Child’s Play Invitational approaches quickly! Tickets are now available for a day of friendly competition for the kids: get yours here.

Inglewood Golf Club

Course: Inglewood Golf Club
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 11:45AM-1:00PM registration
Format: Shotgun start with a four-person scramble. Team with the lowest round score wins!

With your entry fee, you’ll receive:
+ Greens Fees Covered
+ Power Cart Rental
+ Boxed Lunch
+ Beverages
+ An Awards Mixer / Reception Afterward!
+ Longest Drive, Closest to Pin and Putting Contests
+ Free Gift Bags for all Participants/Donors.

 

 

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities or if you have any questions, please email Jamie at [email protected]

Announcing the Child’s Play Donation Widget

It’s no secret that the gaming community is the heart and soul of Child’s Play. The efforts of individuals and groups to raise funds and awareness for Child’s Play is incredible. Just take a look at our Events calendar and you’ll see what I mean: people from all walks of life, all different types of games and geekery, coming together to help out some kids when they need it most.

Which is why we created the Child’s Play Fundraising Widget. We want to make fundraising simple and secure- for both the donor and the event organizer. The widget looks like this:

Donations made through the Child’s Play widget come straight to Child’s Play, regardless of who sets it up. It can be created with or without a ‘Goal’ and can be an event (like a marathon or game stream) or in honor (celebrating a birthday or in memory of someone). Donors have the option of signing up for a Donor account or donating right away through Paypal. Donor accounts allow you to view your past donations and print tax receipts.

Creating a widget is easy. Event organizers can track how much money their event has raised as well as view basic donor information (only if the donor makes it available- donors can choose to be anonymous) for easy giveaways and raffles.

Like our events calendar, each widget is individually reviewed and approved. If you are donating through a Child’s Play Fundraising Widget you can be confident that donations are going directly to Child’s Play - they never pass through event organizers or any third party.

We ask that all digital fundraisers use the Child’s Play Donation Widget. This absolves event organizers of tax requirements, guarantees donors that their full donation will go directly to the cause, prevents doubling up on digital transaction fees, and more. We do understand that there are some cases in which the Child’s Play Donation Widget might not fit; if you plan to use a different fundraising tool, please contact Jamie prior to the event for permission. If you have any questions about your fundraiser and how it fits in to our policy, please email Jamie ([email protected]).

We’re extremely excited to release a new fundraising tool to make it easier and safer than ever to organize events and donate to Child’s Play. If you have more questions, there is a FAQ. If you have questions the FAQ doesn’t address, you’re welcome to email [email protected] or for technical support, [email protected]